Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Synthchaser #067 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Restoration & Repair - "Dead" CPU Repair

Published on May 31, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In the 4th installment of my Prophet 5 restoration video series we troubleshoot and repair a non-responsive Prophet 5."

All parts here.

Energy thru Kaoss (Volca FM thru KP3 w/ Tom Cat)

Published on May 31, 2017 HardtekStudios

"The Volca FM can create some very deep bass textures while still providing a wealth of upper harmonics creating a very full, energetic sound. To further complicate the sound, it is ran thru the KP3's Ring Modulator. This is all accompanied by the full sounds of the Akai Tom Cat analog drum machine."

Buchla Easel Bobbing Along

Published on May 31, 2017 Todd Barton

"using the Portabellabz' BOB's EG Trigger Output to drive the Sequencer and the Sequencer stages to change the speed of the Pulser."

Soundlab 5-31-17

Published on May 31, 2017 Stexe

"Instruments: Moog-32(2X), electronic bagpipes"

The electronic bagpipes appear to be the original style from Ross Technologies.

"The Ross Technologies Original Style Electronic Bagpipes were the first Electronic Bagpipes to feature all-digital circuitry and the ability to play in different keys.

These pipes have a toggle style power switch and a rotary volume control, with built-in speaker.

A standard 3.5mm stereo jack is also fitted to enable the use of headphones for private listening.

These pipes are powered by one 9 Volt battery."

Below is a demo video from Missippi Mike.

Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011 Mississippi Mike

"The video is a review for the product I have bought, the Ross Electronic Bagpipe, by William Ross, of Ross Technologies. William Ross is a great guy and he designed and built the instrument himself. Ross, you got my endorsement. I'm extremely happy with the product, it's simply amazing. The shipping was faster than greased-up lightening, the price was more than affordable and seller communication was outstanding, friendly and professional. Again, I couldn't be happier to share my experience and recommend the product, which can be found right here:

If you're looking for electronic bagpipes, I wouldn't hesitate at all buying this model. And the song, well, you can hear and make your own conclusions, I think it sounds awesome and it actually surprised me and blew me away of how good it is, exceeding all my expectations. Ross Technologies have a fine product for an EXCELLENT PRICE!!! Before anybody asks me I don't get commission, I don't have anything to do with the company, neither any of my views represent that of the company, I'm just an extremely happy customer that felt the need to share the experience with other potential buyers. I hope I did the product some good justice, despite my crappy beginner playing, them good Ross folk take a lot of pride in making those wonderful instruments and they rightfully deserve a good review.

The tune is Scots Wha Ha'e e Wi' Wallace Bled (Scots) or Scots Who Have With Wallace Bled (English), commonly known as Scots Wha Hae.The song was played for Robert the Bruce's troops on their march to Bannockburn, where brave Scots whooped the hell out of invading English troops, securing Scottish Independence then. Robert Burns composed the lyrics and they are said to be Bruce's address to his men before the battle. A beautiful, patriotic and outstanding melody.

It's been about a year since I have made this video (this paragraph is being written in July 2012) and I thought it would be nice to let people that come here know that I'm still at it, this long journey of learning the Highland pipes. I still have my Ross electronic chanter, and use it regularly - usually when I don't have the chance to play the practice chanter, or to memorize notes. I receive tuition here and there, for free by the best piper in town, who happens to be a nice guy as well, and I have played my full set of bagpipes successfully - when he tuned them. I can't tune them for nothing by myself, hardest thing I ever heard! But someday I will learn the sweet spots, or die trying. I have read plenty on the art of tuning, and will just have to train my ears slowly to the sound of the drones, and it will come with time. I am on my fifth tune on the College of Piping tutor and my next movement to learn is the revered birl. Hopefully, I will get it done properly. I am as passionate of the bagpipes as I am of my banjo these days, and recently, I have been playing my chanter, and many times the goose (my drones or drone stocks corked, with the practice chanter on with a PC adapter), to get used to the breathing / squeezing. I have much fun with it and love learning. Someday, when I am good enough, I will upload a video of me playing the full pipes, but for now, getting good and learn how to tune them are my priorities! That's it for my little update. Oh, and since I got tuition after this video, I learned how to correctly do my throw on D, which was done incorrectly in the video there. That's why tuition is so important! Alright, y'all take care, thanks for stopping by.

Video proudly made in Scotland, July 23, 2011.

Tapadh leibh! Mar sin leat an-dràsta."

Roland Super JX with PG-800 Mini Programmer Built In

Published on May 31, 2017 New England Analog Archives

Note the original PG-800 programmer for the JX-10 mainly has sliders with a few knobs. This is a custom controller with all knobs as you can see. It's reminiscent of the PG-300 controller for the JX-3P.

PG-800 Mini (Internal Installation) in JX-10---Turning knobs

Published on May 31, 2017 New England Analog Archives

"It's available in a few different formats. I am offering bare PCBs & graphic overlays (with BOM), fully assembled & tested boards with graphic overlays, and a fully assembled unit in an external enclosure & DIN cable. The programmer fits into the chassis of the JX8P and JX-10P if you want to install it into the synth itself. (Drill template is included with kit) The parameter being controlled is shown on the screen of the synth when you move a knob. I have provisions on the PCB for MIDI in/out/thru, though there is currently no firmware support for those. If you're an adventurous DIY-er, you can play around with that. Firmware is based on the project and is being used with permission of the author. (firmware on Poesboes will not work on this unit. There are a bunch of modifications) Firmware is available from me for the cost of the Atmel and shipping, if anyone wants it.

I am taking orders for these now, and will be mailing out the first production run in about 4 weeks. I have 25 units available. The pricing scheme is as follows:

Bare PCB, schematic, programmed processor chip, graphic overlay, BOM, and drill template - $99. (Requires SMD soldering)

Assembled & tested board with drill template and graphic overlay $250
Fully assembled and tested external unit with 5' DIN cable - $350
If you're interested in getting one, please PM me [send message via YouTube]. Thanks!"

Casio KX-101 Boombox Synth Demo

Published on May 30, 2017 lalala

A flyer of the Casio KX-101 was posted here.

"Showing sounds of this rare casio synth on ebay. although it looks like a toy or novelty instrument it has some great sounds, especially in unison mode some hard chorus jumps in and sounds very nice. rhythm sounds are also great analog noises. cassette on this particular synth does not work properly, it runs on low speed and is perfect for experimental drones."

via this auction

STO Wavefolding Captured with Mordax Data

Published on May 31, 2017 Daniel LeGrand

"Variable output of the STO is being modulated and going through an Intellijel uFold II which feeds the 1st channel of a Malekko Fade.

STO Sub's S-gate being modulated, and the Sub goes to the 2nd input of the crossfader.

Make Noise Function is providing the amplitude envelope which is going through a Sputnik Quad VCF/VCA in LPG mode. Sequencing is provided by Rene with the Function's EOC driving the X-axis, and the EOR driving the Y-axis.

Batumi is providing modulation for the STO's variable output and S-Gate. Also modulates the crossfader, along with the Rise, Fall and Hang of the Function."

"Sewer Salvage" — Eurorack Modular Jam

Published on May 31, 2017 Mattias Häggström Gerdt

"Recorded live and one-handed in one take.
No editing, no mixing, light mastering.

Malekko Varigate 8+
Intellijel Noise Tools
ADDAC207 Intuitive Quantizer

Mutable Instruments Peaks
TipTop ONE

Synth Voices:
Intellijel Atlantis
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Mutable Instruments Tides
Make Noise LxD
Alright Devices Chronoblob
Intellijel Digitank
Erica Synths Pico DSP

Mutable Instruments Sheep
Qu-Bit Chance
XAOC Devices Batumi

Ladik M-174 Mixer

moog rme 104z and friends

Published on May 31, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"Just a slow jam today. Running snares into the Moog RME and the RME into the 104z analog delay.
Kick into the Freqbox. Hihats into the midimurf for stereo panning"

Korg Volca FM and Mutable Instruments Shruthi controlled by Pure Data - Real Time Jam

Published on May 31, 2017 Ariel Raguet

"All the sounds comes from Shruthi and Volca FM in real time.
Sequencers and random parameters generators by Pure Data.
Delays and reverbs by Zoom MS-70CDR.
Recording and mastering by Goldwave.
Pure Data lives in a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 with a Lexicon Alpha sound interface."

Mozart on the Prophet 6 synthesizer - Sonata K. 545 in C major - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on May 31, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"A little Mozart on the synth. I'm using a 61 key MIDI controller to cover all the notes in the piece (49 keys is not enough). All sounds are from the Prophet 6 and Moog delay.

Equipment used:
Dave Smith Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer
Moog MF-104z delay
Studiologic VMK-161 MIDI controller
Yamaha MSR 100 amp
Recorded live to IPad Pro"

OBERHEIM OB-Xa + SCI PROPHET T-8 ~ Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Published on May 31, 2017 once upon a synth

"Demo of the Oberheim OB-Xa followed by the Sequential Circuits Prophet T-8 vintage polyphonic analog synthesizers. I recorded these demos at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum here in California. Some light reverb was applied in post via ValhallaDSP Room."

Moog Mother 32 & More by isaiah grande

Published on May 26, 2017 isaiah grande

Note this is a playlist of isaiah grande's videos on YouTube at the time of this post. The first nine feature the Moog Mother 32, followed by various eurorack videos, the Arturia Minibrute, and Modal Electronics Craft synth. You can use the player controls to skip through videos. The video titles below should give you an idea of what's in each


1. Moog Mother 32 live ambient looping - ambient scape bravo
"Mother 32 run through a few effects pedals. Using digitech delay looper for loops."
2. Moog Mother 32 "Einstein on peace" Volca Sample, Volca Keys- live session
3. Mutable Instruments Rings & Moog Mother 32
4. Telharmonic & Mother 32 Drones (make noise and moog)
5. "Estates running" Moog Mother 32
6. Moog Mother-32, Modular Ambient - scape alpha
7. Moog Mother-32, Modular spaces - 1 click
8. Moog "monsters in the electrical circuit"
9. Mother - 32 & Modular "Raining"
10. Through the tunnel : Ulphareus the Old
11. Pittsburgh Modular Synth Box and Bastl TeaKick (LFO & LPG madness)
12. Bastl TeaKick Demo
13. Minibrute jam - minibrute only
14. Modal Craft Presets Bank 1 and Craft App
15. Modal Craft first session (Moog Murf, Ring Mod, Volca Sample)
16. Moog Mother-32, Moog Murf, Moog Ring Mod / Zauh - "Through the Tunnels"
17. Arturia Minibrute "beatbox" tweaking the filter
18. Brute 2

Moog Sub Phatty & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on May 31, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through a Verbzilla reverb. The Verbzilla has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978) Ten Sounds

Published on May 31, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978) RetroSound Sounds"

XILS Lab - PolyM (Polymoog VST!!!)

Published on May 31, 2017 Adam Borseti

"So! I've been working on a set of presets for the upcoming 'PolyM' soft-synth from XILS Lab! The patches you hear in this demo will be included with the plug-in upon release! The PolyM is stunningly authentic to a real Polymoog in my opinion, and I can't say enough good things about it! You people will love it!

It's about damn time that someone did a proper emulation of the Polymoog!"

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1

Published on May 31, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This short series of videos will explore using the 0-Coast with the versatile SQ-1 sequencer from Korg. The SQ-1 MIDI output connects directly to the 0-Coast’s MIDI input using a simple TRS cable, with no adapters or DIN cable needed."

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part 1: Introduction
0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part.2: Sequential Modulation Source
0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part 3: Dual Sequencing with MS-20 Mini

Vintage Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer w/ Extra Voice Cards

via this auction

Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard w/ Custom Thin Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Waldorf Micro Q. Functionally 100% and cosmetically excellent save for a few minor blemishes and scuffs I couldn't even get to show up in pictures. Includes an additional custom set of slim profile walnut sides."

Vintage ARP Model 1621 Sequencer

via this auction

"Ultra rare Vintage ARP Model 1621 Analogue Synthesiser sequencer in like new condition!

Truly an amazing find in the kind of condition. Looks like it came off the factory line yesterday. Hard to beleive it is nearly 40 years old!

This is one of the last revisions in stunning orange and black livery, the hardest one to find.

Fully working and serviced for sale.

Come with the original Patch sheets and a copy of the owners manual included!"

ARP Avatar with Lumina LED & New England Analog Patch Bay expander

via this auction

"Fully restored ARP Avatar with Lumina LED slider kit and and New England Analog Patch bay expander kit."

Dusty Feel | OP-1 + Modular Synth + Guitar

Published on May 31, 2017 Dusty Patches

"Patch Notes:

This track started on the OP-1. Percussion and some synth work was laid down on the tape. The CWO effect is also stabbed in a few times. The OP-1 is in sync mode and is sending a clock to the modular.

There are two voices coming from the modular. Loquelic Iteritas, heavily modulated by Pam's, is providing the bass synth. The other voice is Ataraxic Translation, in all it's arcadey goodness. Pressure Points is hooked up to the Ornament & Crime analog shift register. The first row of knobs sets the modulus (distance between adjacent notes), the second row sets the range or scale of the pattern, and the third row sets the frequency of 'pings'. I'm switching these different sets of parameters with the touchplates of PP and opening the VCA with the Gate button on Choices. The final element of the modular I'm interacting with is the joystick on Choices. The Three Sisters linked filters module is fed the signal from the three voices (OP-1, Loquelic, and Ataraxic) in its Low, Centre, and High inputs. The X axis controls the frequency sweep and the Y axis controls Quality, or Resonance.

The guitar is an 8-string Kiesel Vader V8 running through a custom patch on the Axe FX II. The vocals were processed with Manipulator VST. Everything was recorded and mixed in Reaper.

Thanks for listening."

Elektron Digitakt & TE PO-32 : Sampling & sequencing

Published on May 31, 2017 Masaki Takada

"The sampling function of Elektron Digitakt is simple but very powerful.
While running the sequence, you can dynamically assign trimmed samples to each track.
You can also resample the sounds ringing inside the machine.
By using the monitor function of the recorder section, it is also possible to mix external sound sources simply with the sound inside Digitakt."

Elektron Digitakt - hands-on

Published on May 31, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Simon Arblaster and Si Truss take the Elektron Digitakt for an early spin and check out some of the features of the latest sampling drum machine to come out of Gothenburg.

Elektron were kind enough to send us a unit prior to the shipping launch date, but as such, we were unable to take a look at Digitakt with the latest version of Overbridge, or the file management app, Elektron Transfer."

D.I.Y. synth & FX collection

Published on May 31, 2017 Pieter Smuts Music

"Started with DIY kits 3 weeks ago, here's what's happening so far."

Moffenzeef M.S.G. & Synthrotek Atari Punk Console.

"Tempo" : recording session of Gattobus new album "TRAILS"

Published on May 31, 2017 gattobus

"This is the studio recording session of the 1st song of my new album. Recordings started almost 2 years ago, and now it's finally out!
'TRAILS' is available on iTunes store, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp and all the major platforms!"

PO32 tonic hack

Published on May 31, 2017 Ally Mobbs

"A janky demo of a neater version of my previous pocket operator mod for the PO12 ( [here] ) on the new tonic PO32.

Using switches for FX and WRITE
Also has beat repeat that modulates the A and B parameters.
Tonic is synced to op1, this was the first time I tried that and its really fun."

Floating Synth Ambient Music (Minimoog, ARP 2600, Roland JD-Xi, Continuum, Microbrute, Strymon)

Published on May 31, 2017 Ralph Baumgartl

"This is an excerpt from our Live Ambient Gig combining analog Synthesizers with acoustic percussion. We start off with some ocean sounds that were recorded around the island of Sicily and then let our Synths float on top of that. Please join us on our soundscape journey.

Bernd-Michael Land Synth Rig: Minimoog, Haken Continuum, Roland SP-404 SX (for the ocean sounds), Strymon BigSky, Boss RE-201

Ralph Baumgartl Synth Rig: ARP 2600, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Roland JX-3P, Arturia MicroBrute, Roland JD-Xi, Korg Volca Beats, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR. Mixer: Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK, the audio was recorded with a Zoom H4N"

LIVE EURORACK SYSTEM DIARY #2: Basimilus Iteritas Alter/Mutable Branches

Published on May 31, 2017 mylarmelodies

For those at work, there are few f-bombs in this one. You can find the first video here.

"Being an update on the development of a case/methodology for live, improvised techno/electro jam business."

Improvised live psychedelic madness

Published on May 31, 2017 musicalfungus

Digitakt – Electronic Polyrhythms & Vocals

Published on May 31, 2017 BoBeats

"This was the first song I made on the Elektron Digitakt. It showcase how versatile this machine is as well as how nice it is to sample stuff into it. It is based around polyrhythmic elements as well as sampled vocals."

How to get started with Eurorack modular synthesis

Published on May 31, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Tempted by the idea of modular synthesis but not sure where to start? FM's regular modular contributor DivKid gives us a crash course on what you'll need to get going, from case considerations to power, patching, modules and beyond."

Seq - MIDI Step Sequencer

Published on May 31, 2017 Polyend

With Expressive E Touché, DSI Tempest and Elektron Analog Heat.

Eleven Years & Free

Published on May 30, 2017 snipz

"I left my job by 'mutual agreement' with management. Best decision ever."

Make Noise 0-Coast Krell Patch __--,,,;;'From Scratch';;,,,--__

Published on May 30, 2017 JAkoGreyshire

"My favorite Krell Patch. I first build the basic Krell patch. Then I expand upon the patching... I let the 0-coast do it's random thing for a while until I remembered that I forgot one last patch point....

It is a Krell patch.....Some might find it a bit dull.......others may enjoy the subtleties of listening for patterns in a random voltage generated and modified synth talking on its own...........Specially after the 0-coast has been heavily patched. ......... er whatever....."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

VGM #107: Map Theme (Star Fox 64) Dark Ambient Industrial Cover

Published on May 30, 2017 Ace Waters

"It's like Star Fox, but dark and atmospheric. Feel like I tapped into my Metroid vibes, with this slower, dark arrangement. I had a lot of fun with the touch controls on the Voyager XL, utilizing both the XY axis and the ribbon controller."

First person synth jams! EP2: Electro-reggae with an EMS 2000 vocoder

Published on May 30, 2017 synthead

"Music starts at 6:57!
Download the song here!"

Using a Roland Juno-106 & BOSS Dr. Rhythm DR-55. Man that sounds good.

You can see a pic of this particular EMS 2000 here.

JOMOX ALPHA BASE // IN DEPTH EXPLANATION of the CREATOR // Part 3 // 2 sample based digitalslots

Part 3 added to the main post here.

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Groovebox Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

"FULLY EXPANDED with 1) synth expansion, 2) drum expansion, 3) audio expansion, 4) v3.0 OS.

Also included: brand new LCD that I did not have time to install.
Also included: fresh pots that I did not have time to install.

Face panel has some minor marks (see photos) and a couple of knobs could respond tighter—change them with the included knobs if you like. Not necessary though, it works well."

YAMAHA RM1x Groovebox Synthesizer Drum Machine Sequencer

via this auction

AKAI AX-60 SN 10725-32174 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600

via this auction

1964 Philips Philicorda 7500

via this auction

"1964 Philips Philicorda 7500 organ with the 7600 original tube amp. First owner with the original papers. The organ is in a really good condition. Plays really well.

-Model: philicorda AG7500 - Philips; Eindhoven tubes
Material Wooden case
Shape Miscellaneous shapes - described under notes.
Dimensions (WHD) 760 x 170 x 520 mm / 29.9 x 6.7 x 20.5 inch

Notes 49 key electronic organ with tube oscillators and neon tube frequency dividers.
Neon tubes: 1x ZZ1000, 3x Z70U, 70 x ZA1001. The matching two channel audio amplifier with speakers and reverb spring is a separate unit and has model no. AG7600.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 18 kg / 39 lb 10.4 oz (39.648 lb)"

1984 Casio KX-101 Ad

via this auction

Gecho - Making of Synth (Assembly Machines)

Published on May 30, 2017 Gecho Loopsynth

"Production line that makes Gechos, yay!

The soundtrack in this video is a raw recording of the output (no post-processing).

Factory noises from the original video have been fed to "guitar pickups" input and altered by series of Gecho's programmatically controlled high-pass filters (as opposed to low-pass demonstrated in previous videos), with resonance and arpeggiator triggered by IR sensors (as usual). Signal is wrapped in a loop of variable delay (you can hear it changing few times during the video). Another new function is possibility of feeding a sampled sound into the filters, which is good for parts where external signal is not present (here it's the quiet sound of water at the very end).

Video published with permission from Solitech, Electronics Development and Assembly:

High resolution audio here:"

See the Gecho label below for more.

Modular Ambient Chords

Published on May 30, 2017 Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf is the man behind Radikal Technologies.

"Modular Ambient Chords
I created a patch with the following modules: A-155 sequencer, A-147-2 VCDLFO, A-140 ADSR, RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Multimode Filter and the RT-1701 'EFFEXX' Multi FX processor. I was so surprised by these floating ambient tones that I forgot to check the ISO settings of my DSLR camera. As a result, I received a noisy video footage. It really looked bad. So I decided to replace that footage with some Landschaftspark clips - which are not really much better. Anyway. It's all about that modular patch. So just close your eyes and listen to the modular ambient patch.
What the patch does: I have two audio signal sources. One audio signal is the output of the envelope generator and one signal is a chord from the swarm oscillator. These signals are fed into the inputs of the RT-451 Multimode filter. The outputs of the filter are fed into the EFFEXX Multi FX unit. The envelope signal source is triggered by the LFO. The LFO also triggers the step sequencer. The control voltages of the step sequencer control the cutoff frequency of both filters, the delay tuning of the EFFEXX string filter and the pitch of the swarm oscillator. I am changing the following parameters during the performance:
The reverb level.
The string filter frequency.
The modulation depth and speed of the string filter delay time.
The delay feedback.
The cutoff frequencies of the multimode filter.
The speed of the LFO.
I hope, you enjoy this litte ambient track."

RedShrike overview

Published on May 30, 2017 pantsofdeath

iTunes: Redshrike Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

Circuit Mono Station + Circuit Jam

Published on Apr 22, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"Quick fun jam I had between the Novation Circuit Monostation and the Original Circuit"

Circuit 1.5 Fractional Gate Lengths & CV.OCD + Novation Circuit review

Published on May 23, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I cover the new Circuit Components 1.5 update.
Showing off its Micro-steps with a modular system."

CV.OCD + Novation Circuit review

Published on May 11, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I pair the CV.OCD, Novation Circuit and my modular rig.
Using Synth 1 (midi-1) to sequence my modular system.


Novation Circuit -"

Novation Circuit Mono Station Review

Published on May 26, 2017 Ask.Audio

"If you want a Bass Station 2 and a Circuit, you’d expect to have to buy both. But wait! The new Novation Circuit Mono Station combines the best of both in one box. Check out our hands-on video review.
Full review here:"

All analog session MONOLOGUE + MS-20 mini + Volca Beats + POLY-800 Tomorrow

Published on May 30, 2017 Arrayzable

"An all analogue session through digital recording and digital YouTube :)
I'm playing in my livingroom assisted by my wife on the Poly-800.
I composed this track shortly after getting the Monologue. My wife added some extra bits on the Poly-800.

I might have to revisit this track, to make a more polished version. I didn't use any sequencer this time, except for the Beats, So there are some hick-ups in the performance :D

Used in this track:
Korg Monologue
Korg MS-20 mini
Korg Poly 800 (through Zoom MS-70CDR)
Korg Volca Beats

Recording: Zoom R16

Trackname: Tomorrow"

Muskrat MSG Expansion Chips For Eurorack

Published on May 30, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"This week, we tested the MSG expansion chips for the Moffenzeef Muskrat, which dramatically alter the drum voice and it's functions, adding FM, AM, PM, Granular and an additional wavetable mode!"

Digitakt Pattern

Published on May 30, 2017 therudyrude

STS Serge Mayhem M-Class Module

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This is a Hartland, WI M-Class Mayhem panel in great condition but has one tiny nick on the lower right of the faceplate right below the 'n' in Wisconsin. This listing is for the module only, it will require a Serge-compatible 4U boat to mount it in and power supply to power it.


TORAIZ AS-1 Preset sample sounds

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Synth Tutorials

Published on May 30, 2017 Abstrakt Instruments

Avalon Synth Tutorial 1 - Normal Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 2 - TB-303 Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 3 - Record Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 4 - Realtime Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 5 - MIDI Play Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 6 - Pattern Modifiers
Avalon Synth Tutorial 7 - Arpeggiator
Avalon Synth Tutorial 8 - Configuration Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 9 - Accents, VCA & Filter Envelope

Modular Synth - Self Generating Melodic Drone Sequence

Published on May 30, 2017 isvisible / isinvisible

"Not much to see in this vid, but I think the patch sounds quite nice.

It's all being controlled by the Doepfer A-143-4 Quad VCLFO in LFO mode.
It's gates (square waves) and sines are triggering or shaping envelopes, filters, other lfo's, a sequencer and the Livewire 'Chaos Computer, which in turn is cv-ing the A-143-4.
So with absolutely no external influence it'll run for (think of a very, very long time because I can't do the maths) without having the same sonic outcome etc, even though it's all based on a single 8 step sequence.

Audio from 4 Doepfer A-110's and Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids and Rings."

Spikes & Springs Eurorack Jam (w/ OP-1, Error Instruments & Melu Freak) #TTNM

Published on May 30, 2017 The Tuesday Night Machines

"First tryout of the Errorinstruments Spikes Eurorack module. A pointy body-contact instrument that also generates CV. I play some OP-1 chords on top and have two drones going, one form the Benjolin and one form the Melu Freak VCO. MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Error Instruments Raw Spring PSY XL (spring synth)
- Eurorack Modular Synth (w/ Errorinstruments Spikes, Melu Instruments Freak, Klangbau Köln Rob Hordijk Benjolin, Doepfer Phase Shifter, etc.)
- Teenage Engineering OP-1
- Zoom R16 recorder"

The Beauty and the Timbre Wolf

Published on May 30, 2017 Wein Glas

"Future Retro Zillion, Behringer CC300 Chorus and Keith McMillen K-Mix are the reason for these romantic sounds coming out of the Akai Timbre Wolf.

Doesn't sound like Weinglas? Then fast forward to the final minute of the video ;)

And if you want to enjoy music and not demo sounds, start at about 1:00!"

Forever Beats Melodic Step Sequencer for iPad

Published on May 30, 2017 pantsofdeath

iTunes: Forever Beats - John Hussey

"Forever Beats is a melodic step sequencer for making new beats and hooks, jamming with new ideas and building new compositions.

Intuitively input beats and melodies with touch based gestures and jam with them live using the breaks feature.

Establish your own sound with the Forever Beats synth engine. Synthesised percussive, bass and ambient instruments are included.

Bring the sound to life with 2 LFOs assignable to every synth parameter.

Use MIDI output and MIDI clock to control your own hardware using the Forever Beats step sequencer."

Nanostudio Sessions - Lee B - Last Chance

Published on May 30, 2017 014london70

Update: vide is back.

"Just mixing down some tracks that needed finishing in Nanostudio.
Eagerly awaiting Nanostudio 2!"

iTunes: NanoStudio - Blip Interactive Ltd

Deckard's Dream Poly Aftertouch Demo, Pre-Orders & Production Update

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Roman Filippov let me know tomorrow is the last day of pre-orders, and manufacturing begins on June 1.

29 05 17 Serge Paperface '78

Published on May 29, 2017 batchas

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #36

Published on May 30, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using 2x Moog Mother-32 synths, a Make Noise​ DPO sequenced by a 3rd Mother-32, and a Moog DFAM clocked by a Make Noise Wogglebug. The tempo of the three Mother-32 sequencers and the Wogglebug randomly changes after each step, controlled by their stepped-random voltages. All notes are from the sequencers, no outside MIDI was used. Eight additional LFOs are sent through an Expert Sleepers​ ES-8 from Silent Way. Reverb is from a Strymon​ BigSky."

Native Instruments Introduces THRILL for KONTAKT 5

Published on May 30, 2017 Native Instruments

THRILL Walkthrough

Published on May 30, 2017 Native Instruments

"Native Instruments releases THRILL – a one-of-a-kind instrument for playing a wide range of cinematic, spine-chilling scores – in real time.

May 30, 2017, Berlin – Native Instruments today released THRILL, a ground-breaking new instrument that enables the introduction of terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.

THRILL is the first instrument to combine the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, house them within a simple performance-driven interface, and place them into the hands of a single player.

Using THRILL, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival’s stomach-churning bass drones in just one take.

The all-original 30 GB sound library is taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones, and more.

Central to THRILL is an X-Y control for modulating effects and morphing between sounds. This control offers composers and sound designers something completely new – the ability to design and play complex cinematic textures and builds in real time. Simple and intuitive to use, the control blends between sound sources, effects, the number of sonic layers, general intensity, and more, depending on the preset being used. This X-Y modulator lends itself to trackpad, tablet, or even smartphone control (via TouchOSC), allowing an unprecedented level of sound-to-action interaction.

THRILL also comes with the most powerful tone cluster designer ever offered in a virtual instrument. Tone clusters are a special kind of chord, containing at least three adjacent notes, and are one of the staple tools for generating fear and tension in any audience. THRILL offers 250+ diverse and editable cluster sound and voicing presets, using the many types of pitched sounds in the THRILL library, such as strings and horns. Tone clusters can also be built from scratch, with up to eight independently editable and modulatable voices.

THRILL was created in collaboration with sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, known for the acclaimed RISE & HIT and UNA CORDA, Uli now brings his proven mastery of high-quality sampling, sound reinforcement, and innovative control to THRILL.

THRILL runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is available at the NI Online Shop for €299 / $299 / £239 / ¥ 37 800 / AU$ 439"

EMS the Cricklewood Keyboard Controller for VCS3 SN 25.3

via this auction


via this auction

Note there were three physical modeling synth engines, one from Yamaha, one from Korg, and one from Technics. They were all different. The auction description mentions Yamaha, but Korg of course had the monophonic Prophecy and the polyphonic Z1.

"The super rare TECHNICS SX-WSA1R rack mount digital synthesizer. Unobtainium in rack format. A MASSIVELY POLYPHONIC synth engine that is unique in the world of sound generation and sound design; a unique sound that can only also be found in the legendary polyphonic Yamaha VP1 (of with Yamaha made three (3) for astronomical prices), and the very limited 2-voice Yamaha VL1.

The SX-WSA1R is effectively the only alternative to access the POLYPHONIC sound generating capabilities of the fabled Yamaha VP1.

The technology to POLYPHONICALLY cross a horn section with the envelope properties of a plucked string instrument. From huge swirling pads to otherworldly leads, the sound design capabilities of this instrument simply have not been duplicated. Includes very usable onboard effects, a second set of MIDI IN/OUT/THRUs, and a second set of stereo (or dual mono) outs.

The keyboard version of the SX-WSA1 is fairly rare. But the rack version is, like the Ensoniq Fizmo rack and Wersi EX-20 (rack version of Stage Performer MK I), simply unobtainium. Technics made only about 100 of them, and almost all for the UK market."


via this auction

"Released for only one year, 1998, only a few hundred were sold. A POLYPHONIC synth engine that is unique in the world of sound generation and sound design; a unique sound that can only be found here. Unique Formant + FM sound engine technology that results in staggeringly unique sounds. Nothing else sounds like the FS1R.

Plus the bonus of being able to load legacy DX1, DX5 and DX7 programs and then either play them or modify them.

The technology to POLYPHONICALLY cross "traditional" FM and other synth sounds with Formant synthesis (think human vowel sounds) to create a pad with the envelope properties of the human voice. From huge swirling pads to otherworldly leads, the sound design capabilities of this instrument simply have not been duplicated. Includes very usable onboard effects, MIDI IN/OUT/THRUs, and a second set of stereo (or dual mono) outs."

Akai AX60 Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

RK-002 Polyphony/PolyMUX on the Volca Sample

Published on May 30, 2017 Retrokits

"As of RK-002 Volca Sample firmware v47+ you can now use chromatic and polyphonic play on the volca sample!

In earlier firmwares it was already possible to set one specific channel to respond to MIDI keys and play a melody; MIDI Program Change messages 1-10 would fix a volca sample channel to chromatic play but with our new firmware this has been expanded:

Now Program Change 11-19 will reserve the amount of channels used for polyphonic (and chromatic) play.
The RK-002 will evenly divide pressed keys across the reserved channels. It's comparable to the PolyMUX implementation we did on the RK-002 Volca FM firmware

An example:
Sending Program Change 13 will reserve the 1st three Volca Sample channels for polyphony. Pressing a chord will trigger these three channels. If you set the same sample to all these channels you will have a bit of a lo-fi sample player.
Volca Sample MIDI parameter changes are sent to all reserved channels so you can change multiple channel sound properties at once (e.g. a mapped filter value on the modulation wheel will affect all polymuxed channels).

Mind you - the volca sample can normally not play samples chromatically, nor does it respond to note off-messages. The way we achieved this is a pure hack. Best playing range is about 2 octaves and sometimes sounds are a bit out of tune.

Having this said: It is again more loads of fun with the Volca Sample!

Some tips:
* Pan the channels a bit differently
* set loop points (or even map sample start on velocity)
* reverse play
* play with reverb.
* change samples across PolyMUX channels

... and... use the internal sequencer to also trigger the PolyMUXed channels. This way playing keys can tune the affected channels instantly to the correct pitch. Your volca sample sequencer can be used to program a 16 step arpeggiator like this."

3x Microbraids Demo Test

Published on May 30, 2017 karlmarxstadt

"This is a quick stoic rythmic improvistation using 3 DIY 'Microbraids' oscillator modules.

The patch is very reduced, but shows some of the possibilities of using braids for percussion, chords and ... well... more percussion :)

Units in the patch:
-Verbos Multistage as Sequencer Triggering all three Modules,
as well as sequencing CV inputs on #1 and #2
-Slight attenuation of CV via Pittsburgh Mixer,
-Audio from all 3 Braids gets mixed into a L1 Mixer and then fed into the Schippmann filter, just to soften the timbre.

Line recording audio with no additional effects.

The module on the left uses a blue OLED display, the two on the right are in white.

I have a friends who builds these. Let him know what you think, if you have any questions, let me know."

Futureretro Transient Now Shipping

Published on May 30, 2017 FutureRetroSynths

"May 30th 2017, Futureretro release the Transient drum module."

Futureretro Transient

"The Transient takes a different approach to generating drum sounds, and the results it produces are really quite unique.

More than 400 samples are the basis of sound in the Transient. These samples include sounds from classic drum machines as well as modern drum and percussion sounds from the XS and UDS (an unreleased product of ours).
The voice architecture in the Transient is unique in that it allows plain old samples to really come to life, and sound natural with variations, and response to dynamics and other control voltages.

Although designed to recreate single drum instrument voices, the Transient can sound as though entire beats or loops are being generated. More than just a sample playback module, the Transient really is a well featured drum voice synthesizer, including two sample voices, loads of AM/Ring/Sample/CV modulation possibilities, voice crossfader, mixers, dynamics and multimode filter sections, and even digital effects.

The Transient comes loaded with more than 250 Preset instruments to get users going immediately, and provides 40 User locations to store custom Instrument settings to."

Sequentix Cirklon Sequencing Roland TB303 with Devil Fish Mod

Published on May 30, 2017 Meta Function

"In this video, Meta Function demonstrate sequencing a Roland TB303 with the Devil Fish mod via the Sequentix Cirklon.

The Cirklon is arguably the most intuitive and sturdy hardware sequencer ever made. It features five ports of MIDI I/O, four virtual USB ports and via the CVIO beak out box (BOB), sixteen CV and eight gate outputs. It has an incredibly tight clock and works great as the center of any electronic music based studio.

In this video the Fish receives note pitch and gate over CV/gate via the BOB. CV out 3 is connected to Accent in the Fish, with CV out 4 connect to Slide in. Inside the P3 pattern driving the Fish, Aux A is routed to CC 1 and Aux B is routed to CC 2, which in turn are routed within the Cirklon's CVIO Config menu to drive CV out 3 and 4 respectively. Whenever Aux A/B is over a value of 64, the measure features an accent/slide. A one bar pattern is created on the fly and slides and accents are added. Pattern direction modes are manipulated then drums from an Elektron Analog Rhytm are edited via a CK track. The one bar P3 Fish pattern is doubled and edited and transpose and force to scales modes are manipulated. Note measures are ganged/unganged and note lengths are tweaked. Finally the timebase is adjusted.

Audio recorded via Calrec S2 console and SSL convertors. All dry, no FX, EQ or compression. The only post production performed was normalization.

Watch at 1080p with good quality audio monitoring for the best experience.

Meta Function developed the Max For Live synthesizer, the Wave Junction in partnership with A four voice paraphonic synth with 2 multi-mode osc, three multi-mode filters, 5 LFOs, 5 Envs and a 12 slot modulation matrix.

You can buy it from Sonicstate right here for £19.95:

Note: Ableton Live 9.6.1 and Max4Live 7.2.2 required."

Sound design and some crazy powerful features of the Synthstrom Deluge

Published on May 30, 2017 loopop

"The Synthstrom Deluge goes far deeper than just a big sequencing grid - the underlying synth has a few crazy powerful features.

I put together a clip with some of the surprises found under the hood.

Things like sample and filter layering, morphing single cycle waveforms (not sure it's intended for this but it works…) and a crazy powerful mod matrix make this a standout synth machine.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll be happy to respond in the comments.

Here's a link to download the single cycle waveforms mentioned in the clip:"

Follow up to Synthstrom Deluge Review and 10 reasons why it's special.

Dreadbox NYX Analog Synthesizer Patch 3: The High-Pass Mosquito

Published on May 30, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Dreadbox NYX is a new paraphonic analog Synthesizer from Greece. It includes two oscillators, 2 filters, three modulators and a great reverb. In the third patch, I designed a kind of mosquito drone sound with the high-pass filter and the reverb. Extra modulation coming from oscillator 2 to oscillator 1 and some modulation from Modulator 2 to the Pulse width amount."

All parts here.

Elektron Digitakt - Sonic LAB Preview

Published on May 30, 2017 sonicstate

Blofeld - A040 - AE Pluckissimo - The Storyteller sound pack

Published on May 30, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Recently I revisited the Storyteller sound pack I made for Blofeld a while ago, and today, working with it on one of my tracks, I thought to share with you the sound of this beautiful synthesizer.
The pack is available on:

There is no external FX or post processing, only I boost up the gain to hear it better.


Roland R8+Frostwave Sonic Alienator

Published on May 29, 2017 TheRealADAMBABY

Fugue Machine Eurorack Dynamic Sequence

Published on May 29, 2017 chisel316

"I created a sequence in Fugue Machine and sent it out to my Eurorack. Besides the MIDI to CV, all the modules used are from the Kraftzwerg. The first playhead is controlling the pitch of a single oscillator. The other three playheads are controlling the dynamics.

Playhead 1 - Osc 1 pitch (Pittsburgh MIDI2 for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 2 - Filter cutoff (Pittsburgh MIDI2 for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 3 - Osc 1 pulse width (Microbrute for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 4 - VCA (MS-20 Mini for MIDI to CV)

Hope you enjoy it!

Peace \/

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

Monday, May 29, 2017

Journey to the center

Published on May 29, 2017 MIDERA

"Spectralis 2 demo
FX used: Eventide Space reverb and Source Audio Nemesis delay.

I chopped apart my studio to simplify things for the time being... We'll see how it goes."

Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-7L Rhythm Machine + Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Published on May 29, 2017 SubTokyoShop

"Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-7L Rhythm Machine
+ Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Rhythm Ace FR-7L is base model for Roland Rhythm 77"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Reverb SYNC DSI Synth Collection Sample Pack Video 2 Poly Evolver Mopho Prophet 08

Published on May 29, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Want this collection? It's now an EXCLUSIVE thru Reverb SYNC!
Reverb SYNC DSI Synth Collection Sample Pack!

Reverb SYNC DSI Synth Collection Sample Pack VIDEO #2
Sample Demo By Rik Marston / Ahnyxian Sound Design
**Watch in HD!** **100% No Talking!**


Do you dig Dave Smith Instruments Analog Synthesizers?
Need to save money? CHECK THIS OUT!

Reverb SYNC DSI Synth Collection Sample Pack 2017
Featuring Poly Evolver, Prophet 08, Tetra & MophoX4!

Multi-sampled Dave Smith Instruments analog sounds right in your sampler.

What it is:
A collection of samples from the synths that changed music.

How we use it:
Any and all Dave Smith Instruments synth needs.

Why it’s cool:
Samples recorded on C2-C3-C4-C5 so you can drop them right into your sampler and have instant access to iconic Dave Smith Instruments analog sounds.
Reverb SYNC DSI Synth Collection Sample Pack

Dave Smith Instruments analog synthesizers sampled and multi-sampled for any Sampler or Digital Audio Workstation. Each sample is extended, 3-28 seconds or more, enabling full release control.

Samples recorded on C2-C3-C4-C5 so you can drop them right into your sampler and have instant access to iconic Dave Smith Instruments analog sounds. All samples are high quality WAV files. Produced by Ahnyxian Sound Design exclusively for Reverb SYNC.

Includes: 219 Mopho X4 samples in Stereo 287 Poly Evolver samples in Mono 166 Prophet 08 samples in Stereo 64 Tetra samples in Mono

Categories: 30 One Shots 55 Bass 3 Brass 10 FX 55 Leads 18 Pads 17 Strings 2 Perc

Total: 2.7 GBs 736 Samples"

Korg Poly-Ensemble S (Univox K-5) Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"Korg Poly Ensemble S, also called PE-2000, this one is branded as Univox K-5 (the same unit was manufactured with several different brandings). This was one of Korg's first polyphonic keyboards, and it is in excellent condition, both inside and out - especially for a 40-year-old instrument! There is a one-inch tear in the Tolex on the top panel (see second photo), otherwise it is almost pristine. If you are looking for Jean-Michel Jarre phase-shifted synth strings, this is the instrument."

White Moog Voyager XL Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Maria Teriaeva - 1/11 ( Buchla Easel | Live )

Published on Nov 3, 2016 Дуб и просто дерево

"First live music video at the home studio.

Maria Teriaeva - Shine ( Buchla Easel/ Eurorack | Live )

Published on Nov 14, 2016

"Music video at the home studio using Buchla Music Easel and some modulars."

via Create Digital Music

"Yes, Moscow, capital of that country that gave the world Theremin and the Polivoks, is now in a fully renewed embrace of the synthesizer. And as that scene develops and gets more closely connected with the international scene, we’re getting the gift of some simply spectacular music and inspiring artists.

This summer, the city will host Synthposium – earning a place on the calendar alongside the likes of Germany’s Superbooth or America’s Moogfest.

And for an artist embodying the new wonders this brings, look no further than Maria Teriaeva, who will play that event live – and who was nice enough to premiere her new single and video here on CDM. Ilya Kolesnikov provides the doodle-like visuals."

208 BOB 11 more switching

Published on May 29, 2017 Todd Barton

"the explorations continue . . ."

YAMAHA CS-70M + CS-60 SYNTH DEMO ~ Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Published on May 29, 2017 once upon a synth

"Demo of the Yamaha CS-70M followed by the CS-60 polyphonic analog synthesizers. I recorded these demos at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum here in California. Some light reverb was applied in post via ValhallaDSP Room."

Fender Chroma Polaris SN 302529

via this auction

"Very cool 12 voice polysynth from Fender, 12 VCO's with the option to stack up to 6 of them to create fat bass tones, and killer leads. Few scuffs and missing slider heads but in great working shape."

Reverse Keys Korg Poly 800 w/ Slayer Mods

via this auction

Several non-responsive keys fixed
Button contacts cleaned
Memory battery replaced (worth noting the original battery was still in here, so it has lasted about 30 years!)
Factory patches restored via tape (notoriously difficult to get right on this model - I've saved you the trouble!)
The 'Moog Slayer' mod has been added - giving you real time control over the filter and resonance
FM mod - giving you frequency modulation from the VCF (useful on some patches, horrible on others!)

Technics SY-1010 Analogue Mono Synth

via this auction

Having Fun with Boss DRP-I and DRP-II

Published on May 29, 2017 zibbybone

Bach on the Prophet 6 synthesizer - Invention No. 4 in D minor - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on May 29, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"Invention No. 4 in D minor - in 'live panel' mode."


Bach on the Prophet 6 synthesizer- Invention No. 8 in F major - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on May 29, 2017

"Invention No. 8 with horn patch"

Space Drums 3 (TX Wiggles Part 20)

Published on May 29, 2017 poorness studios

"I may be wearing out the Space Drums idea, but I'm really loving this clip. The FM drums mode on Peaks is just awesome! Rene and Rings get involved here too."

Elektron Digitakt Now Available - Slew of New Videos

Digitakt - Sampling & sequencing

Published on May 29, 2017

"Product specialist Cenk guides you through the Digitakt sampling and sequencing functionality."

The Elektron Dgitakt has been released. Here are eight new videos just posted today starting with Elektron's above.

If I were... with an Elektron Digitakt

Published on May 29, 2017 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"I’m introducing three different personas that might have fun with the Elektron Digitakt:

* The person new to Elektron Instruments
* The Synth Collector
* The Sound Designer

All three might find a fun and versatile instrument. And all three will be dedicated their own video tutorial in this series on the Digitakt."

The Digitakt Experience

Published on May 29, 2017 MrDataline

Digitakt – BIG first look & OVERVIEW

Published on May 29, 2017 BoBeats

"The Digitakt from Elektron is finally here. This video contains a quick unboxing, an overview of functions and controls. But also sound demos and showing you how to make some cool synth sounds.

This video was made with the Digitakt OS 1.0 and since then Elektron has updated it. Check for latest OS."

Elektron Digitakt 1st-Look Overview & Review

Published on May 29, 2017 Ask.Audio

"We put Elektron's Digitakt to the test in this real-world, 1st-look demo and overview / review."

Elektron Digitakt Test Preview ( No Talking)

Published on May 29, 2017 Bonedo

"loading samples, tweaking waveform, sequencing a pattern, using parameter locks"

Live Digitakt

Streamed live 48 minutes ago cuckoomusic

"It's Digitakt Monday!"

Digitakt First impressions

Started streaming 16 minutes ago BBoy Tech Report

Nonlinear circuits VCO demo Part 2

Published on May 29, 2017 Randy Piscione

"Here is the second part of the Nonlinearcircuits VCO demo. This one is just a performance, no talking (yes!). Just me showing off. I am at various times manually tweaking the tuning on the VCO to affect the Hard sync, and the frequency and modulation depth on the various CV inputs. It’s all live, so if you can manage to listen to all of it, there are some interesting sounds coming out of this thing. See the details below for what I’m using. This is a very cool and very capable VCO.

Here are the details:

The bass sequence and drums are from a Mutable Instruments Anushri. Everything else is the nlc VCO, just one VCO, one side, no filter. Sync (hard) is coming from the other side of the nlc VCO. Output is the PanPulse. PWM is handled by a Frequency Central Wave Runner, Sync Mod is a PM Foundations 3080 VCO, PanPWM is a TipTop Z3000, DC FM is modulated by an nlc ADSR 312, which is causing the Sync to move a bit when I play the keyboard. AC FM is modulated by an X-4046 VCO through a Fonitronik Cascade. An MFOS VCA is using CV from another nlc ADSR 312 to handle dynamics, and that is going to a Ladik M-171 Mixer."

Part 1 here.

Pioneer DJ AS-1 Synthesizer Review - Best Affordable Analog Mono Synth?

Published on May 29, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Pioneer DJ announced in January the AS-1 Synthesizer, a new collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments. The core of the AS-1 is a Mono Prophet 6 Synthesizer. After one month of testing, here is my review of the AS-1 Analog mono Synth

+ Noble & excellent fat sound quality
+ Easy-to-use step sequencer
+ Big sound possibilities
+ Excellent build quality....

- Advanced features inside the step sequencer ..."

Moog DFAM - Drummer From Another Mother

Published on May 29, 2017 JAkoGreyshire

"These cuts are just a few of the good parts of the recordings of my discovery of this synth voice."

Some Are (Bowie) - Korg Minilogue Demo

Published on May 29, 2017 Khoral Central

Drums : Microtonic
All other sounds : Korg Minilogue.

SOUND SOURCE UNLIMITED Kawai K1 Synthesizer Platinum Collection Disk

via this auction

Little pieces of synth history.

"This is the original Sound Source 3.5" floppy disk with files for Mac, Atari, and Kawai Q80 Sysex File. It is copyright dated 1989. To avoid disappointment, please be sure you have a compatible computer before purchasing."

Ensoniq SQ-R Plus Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"The 'Plus' version of the SQ-R has an additional 1MB of sample ROM, which adds nice pianos and other sounds. Includes power cord."

E-MU Emax I SN 2899

via this auction

"E-mu Emax I 12-bit sampler, in very nice condition. Includes three sound disks and power cord."

Ensoniq ASR-10 Digital Synthesizer with SCSI & Floppies

via this auction

"Ensoniq ASR-10 digital sampling keyboard, very nice condition, with SCSI interface and 10-Meg of sample memory. Includes printed manual, latest OS 3.53 floppy disk, 10 additional sound disks, and power cord."

Baldwin Syntha Sound

via this auction

White Crumar bit 99 SN 01320

via this auction

"Lovely old 1980s polysynth from Crumar. The BIT 99

2 oscillator utilising DCO's with analogue VCF and VCA. 6 voices with a double layer mode for Phat sounds or split mode (2 different sounds at the same time or split across the keys), also a clever stereo mode. It is capable of the classic 80s synth pop sounds and big resonant filter sweeps and is also amazing at ambient piano and bass sounds. Also very capable of FX stuff, and has a nice velocity feature! Programming is easier than it looks, just take a peek at the parameter map, punch in the number and tweak. Not as fast as a synth with knobs but the reward is great as the sounds of this thing are truly unique !"

Ensoniq - SQ1 Plus - Exploring the Presets - MVM #74

Published on May 29, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out a synthesizer from Ensoniq, the SQ1 Plus. Let's check it out..."

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 15- Sync

Published on May 29, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Sync function on the Arturia MatrixBrute.
Do you enjoy the content and enthusiasm of Automatic Gainsay videos? Maybe you'd like to support them!"

All parts here.

DIY Eurorack 101 by Befaco

Published on May 29, 2017 Befacosynth

"In this DIY Eurorack 101 series we cover the basic skills and knowledge to get started building your own Eurorack Modules from Kits."


DIY Eurorack 101A - Let's Look At A DIY Eurorack Kit
DIY Eurorack 101B - Let's Look at DIY Tools
DIY Eurorack 101C - Let's Learn: How to Solder
DIY Eurorack 101D - Let's Learn: Electronic Components 101
DIY Eurorack 101E - Let's Build A DIY Eurorack Kit

Tubbutec Roland CR-8000 midi - (also CR-5000) - uniPulse demo

Published on May 29, 2017 tubbutec

"Roland CR-8000 midi controlled by Tubbutec uniPulse. All instruments are velocity sensitive. CR-8000 is midi synced and internal rhythms can be played while triggering midi notes. Also works for CR-5000
More info:"

Exploring the Ensoniq ESQ1 - Stacking Waveforms

Published on May 29, 2017 Todd Smith

"This video will start to explore the Ensoniq ESQ1. I'll start with a simple 3 Saw preset and then change a few oscillators Waveforms to create new results. The Ensoniq ESQ1 is a classic 80s digital hybrid workstation which stills holds it own in a modern studio.

You can buy my first EP, Lydia on Bandcamp :


Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Million Machine March Eurorack Format Moog Werkstatt 01

Million Machine March (formerly Ninstrument) has a new port of the Moog Werkstatt 01 in eurorack format. The new design is not only closer to the classic Moog module aesthetic, but also a few hp narrower. You can find the original WST-E1 Werkstatt ported here for comparison.

Million Machine March has also ported Moog's Moogerfoogers to eurorack modular format.


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